Can’t get enough of the “Survivor” TV series? Then you’ll love this news.
has made a licensing agreement with CBS Consumer Products to develop a line of interactive games based on the hit TV show.
Infogrames has nabbed the exclusive rights to develop and publish games in the US and Canada for the Mac and Wintel platforms, as well as “current and next-generation console platforms, including handheld systems.” The first game is due later this year and will be based on the current “Survivor: The Australian Outback” series. It will be published by Infogrames’ WizardWorks division and is developed by Magic Lantern Playware, a creative business unit of Gold Creek Technology.
Although Infogrames has secured Mac and PC rights to the Survivor games, MacSoft today confirmed with MacCentral that no Mac versions have yet been formally announced.
Just in case you’ve been in another dimension for several months, “Survivor” places 16 people in remote regions to live off the land and fend for themselves, while they compete in a series of challenges and competitions. In each episode, one person is “voted off the island” by the others; the last “survivor” wins a million bucks.
On a related note of trivia, a recent episode of “Survivor II” spotlighted an Indigo iMac and PowerBook G3s. The show’s contestants had a chance to chat with their loved ones in an “Outback Internet Cafe and used the Apple computers, though, in some instances, the logos were covered up.